Monday, February 13, 2012


I have given up trying to keep up with the fabric pages to a stitch sampler book.  I found the 1st lost page (under a stack of papers) and now have lost the 2nd page that had week 2-5 stitched on it. Just a long list  of 'stuff' happening. 
 Don and I have been sick now going on 2 weeks.  He has the flu and I had a really bad stomach virus. This has truely been the sick taking care of the sick.  I don't get stomach viruses often but about once every 4-6 years, but when I do they seem to go overboard. I literally lost 10 pounds in a day and half. I still have not gained much of it back and am as weak as a limp dishrag. Don is feeling better but still sounds like he has the croup. I have been guzzling citrus flavored GATORADE (on my 3rd 2 liter bottle), Diet Mtn Dew (that actually seemed to settle my stomach some. I still can't eat much of anything.  I made a huge pot of chicken veggie soup and am living on that, wheat saltines and some butter cookies. I went a whole week without a cup of coffee (I start the day out with atleast 4 cups) and am only just now drinking my 2nd cup in 10 days.  Enough about us.  As the old saying goes ~ This too shall pass~  I hope......

I have decided to just show real stitches in a work in progress from now on.  If I ever find all the pages of stitches I started with I will also try to finish it ~ Maybe
Here is the chevron stitch ...  the green is a practice stitch and the beads the real deal. 

 I will check back with you folks later. May God shed his Blessing on each of you. 


Nicola said...

You have both been through a rough time. Sending you a BIG hug and lots of love xxx

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh Mary, I do hope you will both be 100% soon ... just keep taking care of yourself (())

Donna said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Mary!

I popped over to wish you a nice day, only to read how sick you've been. My Sweetie (Don, too!) and I will keep you and Don in our prayers. This is a nasty virus. Everyone says it goes away after a couple of weeks, but is easily relapsed. So, please be careful, both of you!

When I stayed with my wee ones, my youngest come in the last two nights I was with her and slept with Grandma. Poor thing is only 6 and just laid across me crying with a high fever and aches. "Oh Gwamma, my bones hurt soo bad, even my two feet hurt to walk on, and my ribbies hurt and I didn't even get tickled!" I hated to leave, but she was getting better and it was time for my body to be in it's own bed! I caught her cold, but praise the Lord - NO fever and no flu!

Feel better soon!


Georgie Horn said...

Feel better soon!

Chris said...

Hi Mary, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Melanie said...

There is nothing worse than a tummy bug. Hope you will be feeling better really soon Mary !

Thuis Thuis said...

Thanks for following me .
I love your blog, with all those beautiful stitches.
Maybe one day i wil make such broderie, after i have finished al the tousands of other projekts ;-)
Hope you feeling better soon.
Nice weekend .
Love Annette